How to create stickers for WhatsApp

Before we start creating WhatsApp stickers, there are a few basic things you should be aware of:

  • Each sticker is an image with a transparent background.
  • Stickers must be exactly 512 x 512 pixels.
  • Each sticker must be under 100 KB in size.

Those who create colorful and cartoony stickers use professional graphic design tools, but most of us poor users don’t have the knowledge to create them from scratch.

That said, it doesn’t sound like a solution. So you can make your own stickers for the most famous Messaging-App create the world? Yes, and you have two options for that: either you create your own stickers with the photos in your gallery, or you use the AI ​​via the Google keyboard.

How to create stickers using photos from your phone

In order to create stickers from photos you have stored on your device, you need to download and install an application called Sticker Maker.

Once you open it for the first time, you’ll see this:

Sticker Maker main viewSticker Maker main view

If we click on the cross we can create a new pack of stickers:

Button to create packsButton to create packs

After clicking, a window will appear where we can search for a name for the Pack and ask the author. Fill out both fields and click Create:

Creation of the packCreation of the pack

Now the pack is created. To edit it we click on it:

pack createdpack created

An overview of the whole Pack appears. The first image should match the one used to identify the entire sticker pack:

Stickers for the header of the packStickers for the header of the pack

When we tap on it we see three options:

Options for creating a stickerOptions for creating a sticker

Take Photo opens the camera Open Gallery allows us to select a photo from the gallery and Select File opens the file browser to search for an image yourself. Once we have chosen the image we want, we click on it and see how it looks on the screen. Then we can manipulate the image with the existing controls at the bottom until we like it:

Tools to edit the stickerTools to edit the sticker

When we’re done, we’ll see this on the screen:

Stickers createdStickers created

when we up Save Sticker click, it is immediately set as a header image:

Sticker identifying the packSticker identifying the pack

Now if we click on one of the thumbnails we can start creating custom stickers:

Fields for the stickersFields for the stickers

The process works the same as it did before. If you click on an image, you are again presented with the three options that appeared to create the header image and the same process for opening and manipulating the image. Now create as many as you need and click Add to WhatsAppwhen you’re done:

pack createdpack created

Remember that thanks to this App add up to 30 stickers per pack.

How to create stickers with Gboard

Gboard allows you to create personalized stickers based on our face. You’ll need to install and activate it if it’s not already on your phone.

If you already have it and use it regularly, open any application that uses the keyboard to enter text (any notepad app will do).

Once the keyboard appears, click on the sticker icon:

GBoard Sticker-ButtonGBoard Sticker-Button

Now a menu opens with many stickers that are pre-installed on the Google keyboard. Scroll to the right until you reach the pinion icon. Click on it:

Gboard settings button for the stickersGboard settings button for the stickers

When you open it, you will see a screen with two tabs. By default is Favorite opened, although in this case you open Browse should click:

Sticker SettingsSticker Settings

Click on this tab Create:

Button to create your own stickersButton to create your own stickers

Your phone’s front camera will open and reveal a frame in which to fit your face:

Camera to create personalized stickersCamera to create personalized stickers

Once you’ve done that, click the camera’s shutter button to snap a photo. Now the application gets to work and when it’s done it will let you know what it has in store for you. if you up Show me click, the app will show you all the sticker packs it has created:

Creation completeCreation complete

Each of these face-based stickers is perfectly customizable. Just click Customizeto get into the editor:

Galleries with personalized stickersGalleries with personalized stickers

And here is an example of your custom sticker editor:

Sticker EditorSticker Editor

Now, if you return to the Gboard Stickers tab, you should be able to easily access all of your custom stickers:

Personalized stickers on GBoardPersonalized stickers on GBoard

As you can see, the process is simple, but knowing the right steps is necessary. As we just described it to you, it shouldn’t be a problem.

How to create stickers with Sticker.ly

This application is special because it allows you to download already made stickers with good quality while offering the possibility to create your own stickers.

if you App the first thing you will see is this:

Main view of Sticker.lyMain view of Sticker.ly

In this main view you will find images and videos for your WhatsApp statuses, as well as sticker packs that you can add to your collection by clicking the Add-Button click (as highlighted in the image). If you want to create your own collection, you have to click on the cross icon:

Button to create stickersButton to create stickers

Then the picture gallery opens for us:

PhotogalleryPhotogallery

Here we are looking for a photo that we want to turn into a sticker. As soon as we find it, we tap it. When we’re done, we have to cut out the background of the photo (or not, we can leave the image as it is by clicking Next) to create a more elaborate sticker. The best way to do this is to click Auto:

Gallery photo for conversion to stickerGallery photo for conversion to sticker

The sticker will be cut out automatically. We can manually adjust the crop and even add text if we think it’s necessary. When we are satisfied, we tap Next:

Automatically cut out the image backgroundAutomatically cut out the image background

Next, let’s add a set of labels to our sticker and click Saveto save the changes:

Sticker LabelSticker Label

Then we need to create a package or pack to store it inside. To do this, click New Pack:

Create a new sticker packCreate a new sticker pack

Enter a name for the pack and for the author and click Create. We can also enable or disable letting other Sticker.ly users find our works by clicking Allow Search click:

Search options for pack name, pack creator and communitySearch options for pack name, pack creator and community

The pack is already created:

Created new packCreated new pack

To add it to WhatsApp you have to create at least 3 stickers, which is very easy if you follow the steps outlined here.

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